The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 54 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.47% 0.88% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.92% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 8
Average salary £33,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £27,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
Test Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
407 327 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 95.32% 95.61% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 334 284 347
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Luton region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Luton

Test Engineer
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) SaaS
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) TestNG
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Lumesse

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Lumesse